Lap Band to Sleeve Revision can Revitalize your Life
As obesity has become an increasingly serious issue in our culture, bariatric weight loss surgeries like Lap Band have become very popular ways to achieve safe, sustainable and rapid weight loss. Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S is perhaps the foremost expert in bariatric surgery, but when a procedure like Lap Band is performed by a lesser surgeon, the results aren’t always as satisfying as one might hope. That’s why it is so fortunate that Dr. Feiz is able to perform revision weight loss surgeries like sleeve gastrectomy after Lap Band.
In a Lap Band surgery, an adjustable band is placed around the stomach that can tighten around the stomach, decreasing the amount of food that can pass through at any given time. While the band is removable, a sleeve gastrectomy is permanent, which is one reason why it can be a better option for some patients who did not achieve the weight loss they had hoped for with Lap Band alone.
When performing a Lap Band to sleeve revision, Dr. Feiz will remove the Lap Band, and then continue to remove approximately 85% of the stomach. Not only will this reduce the amount of food that can be ingested, but it also reduces the feelings of hunger and lack of energy that are common side effects of dieting. If you are having questions regarding Lap Band vs. gastric sleeve surgery, or any other aspects of the work done at Dr. Feiz and Associates, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated team.